Prize crossword

Sunday Herald Life - - CROSSWORD ETC -

ACROSS

1 Walked from Peter­head one day (5) 4 Very good of gen­er­ous fel­low to go (5) 9 Set off with chaps, on the way over, ran into shop (10,5) 10 Look­ing after ru­ins in­volved new key (7) 11 Irony – less cold rab­bit one pro­tects (4,3) 12 Gar­dener tak­ing hands off crow­bar (3) 13 Dip is in ground that should be flat (7) 15 Un­named per­son, fair, also checked (2-3-2) 16 Talks for a month about lead­ing sailors on for­eign sea (7) 19 Style of trade ar­range­ment with firm (3,4) 21 Work­ers at last ex­press dis­ap­proval (3) 22 More use­ful present that’s first-rate (7) 23 Kiss is out of or­der – OTT (3,4) 25 Boat block­ing river – Princess – we’re told to raise on time (6,9) 26 Sort of basin close to pot with a lid? (5) 27 Fuss over the fi­nal bou­quet de­tail (5)

DOWN

1 Writ­ing ma­te­rial, penny re­ceived in in­come, brief ca­reer (7) 2 Dog cen­tre not clos­ing, get­ting pri­vate overseas sup­port (5) 3 Get­ting on with mother, be­ing spoiled (7) 4 Boxes turn up with new crate shortly (7) 5 Alert on TV, bears ram­pag­ing (9) 6 Look after spades, hut will make you happy (7) 7 They fit tinted plas­tic, it’s a fraud (8,5) 8 1 in 10 is very lit­tle (4,2,7) 14 Hav­ing ac­cepted or­der, pair send reg­u­lar fore­cast (9) 17 Search is­land ho­tel, rel­a­tive’s lost ar­ti­cle (7) 18 Put on weight, re­gret eat­ing third pud­ding with large pas­try (7) 19 Sit with mate, swap oc­ca­sion­ally (2,5) 20 Learned English and com­put­ing in rough en­vi­ron­ment (7) 24 Bob re­quires no lead for cat (5)

Last week’s win­ner: A. Kennedy, Hamil­ton

Last week’s so­lu­tion: Across: 1 Hav­ing kit­tens, 10 Re­spond, 11 On­stage, 12 Marry, 13 Email, 14 Steel, 16 Had­dies, 17 Red tape, 18 Snarl-up, 21 Galleon, 23 Er­ror, 24 Aloof, 26 Gaunt, 27 Omi­nous, 28 This­tle, 29 Shot in the dark.

Down: 2 As­sured, 3 Irony, 4 Gadgets, 5 In or­der, 6 Taste, 7 Ni­a­gara, 8 From this day on, 9 Tell me an­other, 14 Segue, 15 Le­hár, 19 Abol­ish, 20 Press on, 21 Go Dutch, 22 Equa­tor, 25 Float, 26 Grind.

DJTB

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